2005 | Press Release

Feb 24, 2005 – Ann Arbor’s Dobson-McOmber Agency Combines Forces with Hylant Group

2-24-05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ann Arbor’s Dobson-McOmber Agency Combines Forces with
Hylant Group
(TOLEDO, OH) – Hylant Group expands its operations in Michigan, teaming up with
Dobson-McOmber Agency to form Hylant of Ann Arbor.
Steve Dobson, owner of Dobson-McOmber Agency, will retain an ownership in and
serve as President of the Hylant of Ann Arbor operations. According to Dobson, ìWe
are truly excited to become part of Hylant Group. The synergy between the two firms
is remarkable. Our tradition is a rich one, and so is Hylantís. Theyíve demonstrated
their commitment to locally focused, personal service. That commitment will provide
us with additional tools and resources to better serve our clients.î
John Hindle will retain his equity position and serve as Senior Vice President of the
Hylant of Ann Arbor operations. Hindle notes, ìThe Hylant Group office in Ann Arbor
has grown tremendously in our thirteen years here. With Dobson-McOmber, we
further strengthen our Ann Arbor presence while enhancing our ability to provide the
most cost-effective solutions for insurance, employee benefits and investment
services.î
Commenting on the partnership, Patrick R. Hylant, Chairman and CEO of Hylant
Group, said, ìThe Dobson-McOmber Agencyís business philosophy parallels that of
Hylant Group, which makes this a perfect fit. Steve and his team have a great
presence in the Ann Arbor community. Weíre proud to have them as part of the
Hylant team.î
Dobson-McOmber Agency is one of Southeast Michiganís largest independent
insurance and risk management firms, offering a full line of property, casualty, life
and health insurance to businesses and individuals. It has been a part of the Ann
Arbor business landscape for well over 100 years.
Hylant Group is a 70-year old, privately held insurance agency offering complete risk
management services, insurance, loss control engineering, 401(k) services, financial
services, health care management, and employee benefits for businesses and
individuals around the world. In addition to the Ann Arbor location, the firm has
offices in Troy, Michigan; Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; as well
as Indianapolis, Bloomington and Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Hylant is also a member of the
Worldwide Broker Network. Hylant is ranked as the 26th largest out of more than
15,000 insurance agencies nationwide.
Mystic Capital Advisors Group, LLC provided acquisition advisory services to the
Hylant Group for the transaction.

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